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HER Number:MDV78790
Name:Hut circle in settlement south of Royal Hill

Summary

A small hut circle in unenclosed settlement south of Royal Hill. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 623 712
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of Bronze Age hut circle settlement south-east of Royal Hill, consisting of at least eight hut circles and part of an enclosure

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Fletcher, M. J., 1989, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV237663.

Hut circle A: hut circle at SX62377130 measuring 2.4 meters in internal diameter by 2.0 meters built against a large boulder which has been split by stone cutters. The turf-covered rubble wall is 0.7 meters wide and 0.3 meters high with, in the west side, a small circular hollow bounded by low upright stones; there is no trace of an entrance. It is linked to hut ‘C' by a ragged enclosure wall, on average 0.5 meters wide and 0.4 meters high.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV237663Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 1989. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #105608 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV12965Part of: Settlement south of Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV78684Related to: Hut circle in settlement south of Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV78786Related to: Hut circle in settlement south of Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV78787Related to: Hut circle in settlement south of Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV78788Related to: Hut circle in settlement south of Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV78789Related to: Hut circle in settlement south of Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV78782Related to: Hut circle in settlement to the south of Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV78785Related to: Hut circle in settlement to the south of Royal Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2013 11:49AM